former aide to President Reagan and confidante of Richard Nixon makes the claim in his book ‘The Man who killed Kennedy – the case against LBJ.’ No one man benefitted more from the assassination than Vice President Johnson, the author claims. He spoke to the Voice of Russia about the book.
For those, who don’t know of Lyndon Johnson’s personality and demeanor, could you describe why he would be the most logical mastermind behind JFK’s assassination?
I think the reason why he is the most logical murderer of John Kennedy is that in November of 1963 Lyndon Johnson was a man, who was looking into the abyss. He was tangled up in at least two of the major public corruption scandals of the day: the Bobby Baker scandal – Baker was Johnson’s right-hand man, who was taking huge bribes on Johnson’s behalf in the US Senate and then Billie Sol Estes scandal. Estes was a Texas wheeler dealer businessman who had got millions of dollars in Federal contracts thanks to Lyndon Johnson. Both of those investigations were coming to a head, both of them pointed to corruption by Johnson, corruption of Biblical proportions.